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Re: Co-ed Beach Volleyball

As they are written, USAV outdoor rules have no restrictions like
those you have mentioned.  You can serve to whomever you like.

For more info on indoor/outdoor rules differences for USA Volleyball,
see my web page.

Best Regards,
                  Todd H.
USAV Regional Referee, Great Lakes Region, Palatine, IL
Todd's Volleyball Referee Page
"So you're a Ref and an engineer? Oh that explains it...." writes:
> I have a question regarding the service "rules" for Co-ed Beach
> Volleyball used in most areas / tournaments, outside California.  People
> have tried to tell me when a woman is serving she can serve to either
> player yet the man can only serve to the man.  How is it decided if the
> man served the man?  How many steps he has to take, where the ball would
> have landed, etc.?
> When I play ( without the restriction on the other male server), I pass
> as many balls as I can get to and the woman is the primary setter, even
> on a short serve to her, she tries to set me with her pass.I accomplish
> this by standing more toward the middle of the court and she a step or
> two toward the net.  If the man is forced to serve me then I would move
> closer to my line and the net and she would stand in the setters
> position.  The reason for this "rule" as I'm told is that it is unfair
> for the man to serve the woman -HOW COME MORE WOMAN AREN'T TICKED OFF BY
> THIS ATTITUDE.	The woman I play with are fanastic atheletes, they can
> pass and set as good as any man.  It's just when the net is at men's
> height a few women are at a disadvantage siding out.  My belief is that
> this rule was made up by men who don't want to move thier feet and pass
> the ball, backed up by the few delicate woman who feel intimidated by
> recieving serve from a man.  Comments?
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